The Hemingford Cemetery is located 1 mile east and ½ mile south of Hemingford, Nebraska.
The cemetery was established in 1885 or 1886 after a donation of land from a local pioneer, Frederick Uhrig.
The cemetery sits next to a field farmed locally in keeping with the agricultural history of the community.
Our cemetery is the burial site for 25 Civil War Veterans.M.R. Murphy B.P. Johnson Ed Roberts W. Schlumpf J.W. Broshar Volney Curtis Eli Sheldon J. Smith James Barry M. Shindler A.D. Alexander Willard Evans John Eckman W.M. Foskett Robert (Ball) Anderson J.A. Ball Jacob Shetler M.H. Goodenough Ben Elsea George Loer Ezekiel Mabin E.D. Keane A.M. Miller John Bliss (wooden cross) Albert Howland
The most unique individual of this honored group is Robert Ball (Anderson), an African American Union soldier who ran away from his life on a Kentucky plantation as a slave to fight for his freedom. Although Robert never enjoyed the freedom he fought for fully, he was accepted into the community and became a successful farmer. In 1910, he held the distinction of being the largest African American landowner in Nebraska.
The Village of Hemingford is proud to be the home of his final resting place.
CEMETERY PRICES (RESOLUTION 2014-4)
DECORATIONS ON CEMETERY LOTS (ORDINANCE 781)
HEMINGFORD CEMETERY LAYOUT (displays location of Sections)